A SENIOR STAFF NURSE from Anglesey will be taking on the 'One Million Step' challenge alongside her puppy, in memory of her mother who died of cancer.

Nia Wyn Edwards from Holyhead will be walking a million steps with her five-month-old puppy Lola in honour of her mum and to raise money for her local St David's hospice.

Following trails along the beaches and parks on Anglesey, Nia and Lola aim to complete the challenge by August 31.

Although her mother did not attend St David's Hospice, the charity provided support to Nia and her mother throughout her illness.

She is passionate about Hospice care and understands the importance of the new Hospice being developed on Anglesey.

Nia, a senior staff nurse at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley in Holyhead, said: "I've seen the new unit that has been started in Holyhead. It will be a lovely unit like Hospice.

"I was sorry to hear that St David's Hospice shops had closed and the spring and summer events had been cancelled due to Covid.

"I hope to raise as much money as possible so that it will help towards the completion of the Anglesey Hospice"

Prior to the pandemic, St David's Hospice was preparing to open the newly converted ward at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley, Holyhead. Anglesey Hospice has a four-bed inpatient unit which intends to offer free respite and end of life care to the local people of Anglesey. The development still intends to open as soon as it is safe to do so.

To support Nia in her fundraising efforts visit www.facebook.com/donate/260407525309550/